In Such Good Company

In Such Good Company

Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox

Book - 2016
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Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show .

In In Such Good Company , Carol Burnett pulls back the curtain on the twenty-five-time Emmy-Award winning show that made television history, and she reminisces about the outrageously funny and tender moments that made working on the series as much fun as watching it.

Carol delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and improvisations that made The Carol Burnett Show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. While writing this book, Carol rewatched all 276 episodes and screen-grabbed her favorite video stills from the archives to illustrate the chemistry of the actors and the improvisational magic that made the show so successful.

Putting the spotlight on everyone from her costars to the impressive list of guest stars, Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. With characteristic wit and incomparable comic timing, she details hiring Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; shares anecdotes about guest stars and close friends, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; and gives her take on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise.

This book is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show. Get the best seat in the house for "eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox."
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, c2016
ISBN: 9781101904657
1101904658
Branch Call Number: 791.47 Burn
Characteristics: xi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Feb 12, 2017

Lovely trip down memory lane.
LOL on non-confrontational Carol conjured Barbara Stanwyck & Joan Crawford to fire temperamental Harvey for one day & be nice on Monday.
Marveled cast & crew could make & execute weekly show in five days.
Never knew Bob Mackie until I was much older.

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Razor289
Nov 25, 2016

Classic Carol at best.
Tha variety show at best.
Do they have this today, wouldn't it be nice.
A true format at best.

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tmsuomala
Oct 17, 2016

I really enjoyed Burnett's memories of the show. My sister and I grew up watching the reruns and I loved reading the behind-the-scenes stories of her guests and about how she ran the show.

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maggiezad
Oct 02, 2016

Totally agree. Rather silly to put parts of shows in and call it content. Not very interesting and just skimmed through.

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Butterfly121761
Sep 30, 2016

Some of it brought back memories, some of it was boring and I skipped through. Basically it was like one large repeat of all the shows and characters.

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